This article is from Pip Taylor’s groundbreaking book, The Athlete’s Fix, which shows how to identify your problem foods—and the foods that make you feel and perform your best. The Athlete’s Fix offers a sensible, three-step program to identify food intolerances, navigate popular special diets, and develop your own customized clean diet that will support better health and performance.
Endurance sports stress the body, often worsening mild food intolerances and causing symptoms like GI distress, food cravings, and headaches. Many athletes aggressively eliminate foods as a one-size-fits-all solution to feel better. These special diets sometimes bring short-term improvements, but they are difficult to maintain and often leave athletes undernourished and underperforming.
The Athlete’s Fix offers a smarter, fine-tuned approach.
Taylor will show you how you will benefit most from a diet full of a wide variety of foods. You’ll improve your daily diet, cut out common irritants, then add back foods until you feel great enjoying your own, personalized clean diet. The Athlete’s Fix will help you isolate and identify your food intolerances while enabling you to eat a healthy variety of foods.
The Athlete’s Fix examines hot issues for athletes like:
- Celiac disease, gluten intolerance, and gluten free diets
- Lactose intolerance
- FODMAPs and specific carbohydrate intolerances, including fructose
- Reactions to food chemicals such as salicylates, amines, and glutamates
- Inflammatory foods
- Food sensitivity testing and elimination diets
- Popular diet programs like Paleo, Whole30, Dukan, Mediterranean, and Dash
- Vegetarian, vegan, and raw food diets
GI issues, food cravings, headaches, brain fog, poor sleep, slow recovery from workouts—these can be more than symptoms of a tough workout. They might be caused by the foods you eat. Feel better–perform better—with The Athlete’s Fix.
The book’s table of contents:
The Problem of Food Intolerance
Where the Problem Starts
Understanding Food Intolerances
Athletes & Food Intolerance
Commit to Finding Your Best Foods
Fixing Your Diet
Avoid the Unhealthy Foods that Cause Inflammation
Get Your Fill of Healthy Foods
Vegan & Vegetarian Diets
Target Common Intolerances & Sensitivities
Other Types of Intolerance
Testing for Food Intolerance
Identifying Your Intolerances
Step 1: Adopt a Base Functional Diet
Step 2: Identify Any Other Problematic Foods
Step 3: Reintroduce Foods
Step 4: Repeat As Needed
Eating for Performance
Carbohydrates Are Vital to Performance
Fat Plays a Crucial Role
Why Athletes Need Protein
Multivitamins & Supplements
A Smart Approach to Sports Foods
Eating Is Not a Numbers Game
Eating Well for Life
How to Save Money on Healthy Foods
Time-saving Tips to Get You Into the Kitchen
How to Stay the Course on the Base Functional Diet and Beyond
Other Tips for a Lifestyle of Healthy Eating
Recipes for the Base Functional Diet
Breakfast (13 recipes)
Lunch & Dinner (16 recipes)
Sweets & Treats (7 recipes)
Sports Foods (6 recipes)
Snacks (4 recipes)
*All 46 Base Functional Diet recipes are free of gluten, grains (except rice), soy, legumes, dairy, sugar, additives, and preservatives.
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In her groundbreaking book, The Athlete’s Fix, registered dietitian Pip Taylor shows you how to find your problem foods—and the foods that make you feel and perform your best. The Athlete’s Fix offers a sensible, three-step program to identify food intolerances, navigate popular special diets, and develop your own customized clean diet that will support better health and performance.